Tonights workout was fun, getting to do more barbell work which is awesome. Got to do some stretching at the start which is awesome, and I need it.
So starting out on the roller, I went with one that didn’t have a million spikes in it that look like something out of a horror movie. Starting out working on the back and then switching to the side, it hurts, i’m sweating already…. We did some other warm up type stuff like bear crawls and some hands over head walking lunges or things of that nature.
Skill work – Yes barbell and lifting!!! Snatch – DAMMIT i’m bad at these! But hey heres a time to get better. I’m working on them, I will get better at these and then put up some awesome weight I just know it! Everytime I do them I feel a little more comfortable doing them.
Jason is watching me do a few and then says “wow” at couple of them,
Jason: “you are really pushing your head through there”
Me: “that bad?”
Jason: “See this scar right here” Pointing a line across his forehead.
So I guess I have to watch that. But its hammered to keep it close to your body, I guess there is such a thing as too close. Those things are when you bash your knees because you aren’t getting them back, and / or bashing your forehead…
I ended up doing just 115 but thats not too bad for me since I am still trying to get this form down. I did however notice after posting this that he said on the last set do an OHS, I forgot to do this.
For the WOD he erases somethings about 9 pushups and writes MAX and the something that says SDHP, no bleeping idea what that is. Apprantly its sumo dead lift that you pull to your chin. I’m sure HP is something pull but I just don’t remember. Never done a sumo deadlift before, this should be fun. Plus max pushups NO PROBLEM i’ve been doing pushups since Jan 1st i’m gonna kick this things ass.
One little trick though, you have to lift your hands off the ground at the bottom of each pushup, forcing you to get your whole body down, should’t be too much of a problem.
I’m putting things together in my head, OK 10 minutes 6 sumo’s and then as many pushups as I can. I start to think about how many I think I can do I come up with a goal in my head, 200. Doesn’t seem too bad thats just 20 each time.
3 – 2 – 1 GO
We start on sumo’s I go pretty fast, in fairness Jason had me use the girls weight, dont’ worry its not emasculating at all…. Whatever I’ll kick the pushups asses then. Pop down for my pushups I get 28 when its the top of the minute, I am happy with this number. I will say that I did forget on about 5 of them to lift my hands, so keep that in mind.
Second set of sumo’s again easy, light weight. I’m trying not to blast my chin with the bar because i’m trying to be intense about the pull, but again its light. Pushups I get 18, ok ok not too bad close to my 20 / minute thought.
Third – 6th sets the sumo’s are fine, I’m focused on trying to do them right and have good form. I’m getting a bit tired so the form isn’t staying the best but still pretty good considering I’ve never done them. Or for that matter really never have done dead lifts. The pushups however have taken a dive. I am getting 10 per set now, the 200 ship has sailed… or has it?!? Can I still do it?
Seventh set = wall, seven minutes in I’m fine with the sumo’s I’m now laying in a puddle of my sweat breathing so heavy and attempting to still get pushups, but I physically cannot do them, I count 8 that I am OK with counting there were some 1/2 attempts and other garbage I couldn’t count.
Eighth & ninth sets I’m actually somewhat recovered, I feel better and I plow though 10 pushups and the sumo’s easy.
tenth set I finish hard and want to do more then before so I push push push and get 11.
136 – A far cry from my goal. I do however plow through a few more at home just to work those pushups a bit more for the q20k.
Here is the board – I guess I didn’t do too bad!